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Many Places in One: International Connections in MoMA’s Collection

For this Theme, MoMA’s curators, selected staff, and specialist invitees each picked a work in the collection that relates to art histories outside the United States and Western Europe and then discussed the particularities of the chosen piece and its relationship to other works housed within the Museum. Over time, this Theme will grow alongside the larger inventory it reflects. Several of the...

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Yang Fudong’s An Estranged Paradise

As the Guggenheim prepares to open its exhibition Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World on October 6, 2017, post is collaborating with the Guggenheim’s Checklist blog to reflect on works...
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Magdalena Abakanowicz's "Magical Things" at The Museum of Modern Art

In this essay, Tamar Margalit, Curatorial Assistant in Painting & Sculpture at MoMA, considers two works by the Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz in the museum's collection. Yellow Abakan ...
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Photographer Zofia Rydet’s Unfinished Sociological Record

At the age of sixty-seven, Polish artist Zofia Rydet began her photographic series Sociological Record in an effort to document Polish individuals in their private and deeply personal spaces....
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Artist Books by Mladen Stilinović

In this Artist Practice focused on the late Mladen Stilinović (1947-2016), art historian Amy Bryzgel highlights four of his artist books. Part of the MoMA Library's collection, they previously...
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Seher Shah's "The Black Star," 2007

Last year in the exhibition Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection, we had the opportunity to show a selection of works from The Black Star (2007), a portfolio of twelve...
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Sugarcane, Fidel Castro, and Performance Art in Cuba: Tania Bruguera’s Untitled (Havana 2000)

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera uses performance as a means to interrogate relations of power and control, particularly in regards to the history of Cuba. Untitled (Havana 2000), a pivotal work in...